San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro was our first town in Chile. It was a little surreal driving down from Bolivia, it's a long way down, San Pedro is over 2000m, but compared to where we had been, that was nothing. It was nice to be able to walk around without wheezing for a change.

San Pedro itself feels like a tourist town. Admittedly, I did not see too many small towns in Chile, but I don't think they're all like that. There are lots of restaurants and places to stay; nice trees and its just a nice place to walk around and unwind.

The first afternoon we headed out to the Valley of the Moon which is quite spectacular. Don't worry, I've got lots of photos of the rocks.

The second day we decided a bbq would be the way to go. Manuel found a place with bbqs and a pool. We all chipped in for food; managed to cook it; eat it and then lounge beside the pool. A lot of fun.


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This was a head-dress on the wall at the restaurant at San Pedro de Atacama
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Main square (Plaza de Armas) in San Pedro de Atacama
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The covered market (Paseo Artesanal) in San Pedro
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The volcano looms over everything
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Another dog
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Food preparing at San Pedro
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Jansen and Ralph man the bbq
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Manuel, Netsumi and Heather dig in
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Along with Tina and Jansen
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Ralph's meal was so big, he gets his own photograph
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Everyone digs in
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Savouring the meal that was
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One of the gnarled trees beside where we had lunch
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After the meal there was some serious vegging by the pool
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Once you're out of the centre of town, the roads begin to get basic
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